Welcome to the Biomechanics of Animal Locomotion Laboratory at the School of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University. We study the physiology, ecology and evolution of animal locomotion using comparative biomechanics. Our research approach provides insight into the adaptation of animals for locomotion within the constraints imposed by biological and physical principles.
To this end, we use modeling, simulations and experiments (in the lab and field) to break down locomotion to its bio-mechanical components (for more information see the Research page).
Students interested in joining the lab - please visit the Members page
Room 228, Sherman building
School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
email: gribak at tauex.tau.ac.il
We are affiliated with:
School of Zoology, TAU - link
The Garden for Zoological Research - link
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History - link
Sagol School of Neuroscience - link
We collaborate with:
Dr. Ir. Florian Muijres, Wageningen University - link
Prof. Roi Gurka, Coastal Carolina University - link
Latest Lab news (last update 15/11/2018):
15/11/2018 - Yonatan Meresman and Ziv Kassner win the Ministry of Science Travel Fellowship
14/11/2018 - Hilla Davidovitch defended her MSc thesis
10/10/2018 - Amir Sarig wins best MSc presentation award at the 2018 Israel Entomological Society
01/10/2018 - Yonatan Meresman wins a post-doctoral fellowship at the Steinhardt museum of Natural History
10/09/2018 - Ziv kassner wins a travel fellowship from the Sagol School of Neurosciences
04/09/2018 - Hilla Davidovich published her paper on the loaded flight of damselflies
08/05/2018 - Our collaboration with the Genin lab yielded a paper on garden eels drag in J. Exp. Biol.